So who are CandE Cosies? We are a family of guinea pig lovers/fanatics made up of Elaine (mum), Dave (dad) and 2 daughters. We have owned and adored guinea pigs for far too many years to remember and over the years we've got to meet some lovely people who have asked where they could get hold of accessories like snuggle sacks, tunnels and cage liners. We are also experienced small animal boarders and have looked after guinea pigs, rabbits, african pygmy hedgehogs, tortoises, hamsters, rats, chinchillas with many many returning customers.
In the end and with mum and daughter both having a background in sewing and textiles they decided to design and make a few items and the response to their items has been phenomenol. Since then, the orders have flooded in from all over the world and we are grateful to all our customers and friends.
Elaine: Guinea pig expert, what she doesn't know about guinea pigs isn't worth knowing. She is also an experienced machinist who has made a variety of items over the years from curtains to cushion covers and of course these fantastic small animal items.
Dave : Web design, general IT guy, photographer, material cutting, packaging, dispatch ... basically the general dogsbody (yes he does make the tea/coffee as well!)
Eldest : A textiles student with a passion for design and manufacturing with several years experience in art, textiles and sewing.
Youngest: Helps where possible. Expert in timming and general assistance.
Due to our collective passion for small animals and our dedication to source quality fabrics that are ideal for our products, we believe we make the Best Value handmade small animal items. Great choice of unique designs, excellent quality and all with our own guinea pigs Seal of Approval.
As you can see, we are just a family of animal lovers who have combined two passions to make items for other animal lovers. With this in mind please remember that we do have family commitments as well and that we are not some huge company with rows of machinists churning this items out. All products are made to order which has allowed us to offer so much variety with our patterns and fleeces.
Due to increased demands with her studying, our eldest daughter is currently unable to make items for us and so it is a one woman operation regarding the sewing right now. This has meant we've had to increase our timescales for delivery slightly to ensure we still meet the quality we have become known for. Thanks for your understanding